Club Rides this Week
For a list of upcoming club rides, see the ride calendar.
FFBC Board & General Meeting
Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 P.M.
The General club meeting is held in January, March, May, August, September, November.
Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Fremont Adult School (Room N6)
4700 Calaveras Ave
Fremont, CA (map)
For more than 40 years FFBC has been the proud sponsor of the popular Primavera Century. The Primavera is a club-supported bicycle tour of the local area. The event is typically scheduled in April. Check the Primavera Century link for details. Check out the Primavera Facebook page for photos and more!
Progressive Ride Series
The Progressive Ride Series is designed to get riders in condition to do a full century. This series starts in mid-January with shorter and flatter rides and gradually builds up to a full century, which is the Worker’s Ride in April following the Primavera route. Rainouts will not alter the schedule of the series. The emphasis is on an M pace, which will be offered for each ride. Other paces may or may not be supported; check each ride description in the calendar for full details.
LAP Rides – More Fun!
The Less Aggressive Progressive (LAP) ride series is back for its seventh year and it’s going to be even better! Not only will you train for a metric century by cycling weekly routes, that get progressively longer with more climbing, but you will do it with a fun group of people! This year we are increasing the number of rides from ten to fourteen and we plan to summit Mt. Hamilton to finish out the series.
Of course most of the LAP routes can be modified (even Mt. Hamilton) to reduce mileage and climbing and you are always welcome to join mid-route, skip coffee/lunch, leave early or ride off the front – just let a ride leader know. There is always a sweep and we do many smaller regroups so no one is left behind. Once again, the LAP rides will be lead by lots of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful ride leaders for the LAP series.
The LAP series has less elevation gain and climbing than the traditional FFBC Progressive Series (PRS) and is aimed at Touring/Moderate pace riders (especially those that climb at a slower pace). PDF versions of our Excel route sheets will be sent out via email to FFBC’s https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics a few days before each ride. We ask that you print and bring it to the ride. The link to the route on ridewithgps.com is available for downloading but any route sheet generated from the link is for information only and does not have listed regroups.
Come join us!
Lori, Ken & Vicki
Cinderella Training Rides
Every year the FFBC runs the Cinderella Training Ride Program. This weekly series of rides is designed to encourage women to learn to ride a bicycle safely in groups and to develop the skills needed to successfully complete the Valley Spokesmen’s Cinderella Classic. These rides are open to all and have something for all levels of cyclist.
The 2019 Cinderella Classic is scheduled for Saturday March 30. The training program will start in early January.